Think With ABD
A podcast about accelerating the adoption of analytics, digital, and design. We interview a wide range of speakers including creators, designers, and change-makers who are pushing the boundaries of technology and innovation.
info_outline S2E5: Can Anyone be a Strategist with Jennifer Riel from IDEO 09/21/2020
S2E5: Can Anyone be a Strategist with Jennifer Riel from IDEO In this episode, from Jennifer’s very first encounter with “integrative thinking” to the story of LEGO movies, Jennifer helps us understand how successful leaders deconstruct the world’s most complex problems and deliver impactful strategies in driving growth.
info_outline S2E4: Values Should Not Just Be Words on the Office Wall with Mitch Gudgeon from TalentFit 08/09/2020
S2E4: Values Should Not Just Be Words on the Office Wall with Mitch Gudgeon from TalentFit Cultural fit within an organization is so much more than a series of slogans. A Toronto start-up called “TalentFit AI” has managed to tackle this topic, and all powered through academic research and AI. In this episode, Mitch Gudgeon, CEO & Founder of “TalentFit AI” covers the challenges organizations face, the prospects of job seekers out there, and a message of hope for those impacted by Covid19.
info_outline S2E3: Legal Advice Powered by AI with Samuel Dahan from Queen's University 07/08/2020
S2E3: Legal Advice Powered by AI with Samuel Dahan from Queen's University There is a new open-access tool called “MyOpenCourt” that is powered by artificial intelligence, offering basic legal advice such as determining the termination compensation or assess whether the worker is an employee or an independent contractor. We chatted with the creator of the tool, Dr. Samuel Dahan. Samuel Dahan is a lawyer, an Assistant Professor, Queen’s National Scholar, and cross-appointed to the Smith business school and Cornell University law school. He is the Director of the Conflict Analytics Lab, a global consortium on Data Analytics and AI applied to dispute resolution and negotiation. He is an affiliate faculty member of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and a member of the Legal Incubateur of the Brussels’ Bar.
info_outline S2E2: Don’t Let Your Innovation Die with Kareen Proudian from Faculty of Change 06/25/2020
S2E2: Don’t Let Your Innovation Die with Kareen Proudian from Faculty of Change Innovation occurs everywhere and the external environment is unforgiving to those who fall behind. Unlike other types of corporate activities, Innovation cannot be managed and planned in a completely standardized yet predictable manner. In a post-COVID19 world, companies are taking more precautions in managing budgets, streamlining operations, and eliminating redundancies. So, what does it mean to the innovation teams who are still responsible for innovations? With questions about how to help companies preserve creative talents in the time of uncertainty, ABD spoke with Kareen Proudian, a Managing Partner at the Faculty of Change, a strategic innovation consultancy in Toronto.
info_outline S2E1: The Future of Cities with Wafic El-Assi from UBER 06/11/2020
S2E1: The Future of Cities with Wafic El-Assi from UBER This episode explores how cities as we know it could change after the pandemic. Wafic El-Assi joins us in this discussion on how technology will transform the urban life.
info_outline S1E2: Demystify Agile with Tom Sommerville 09/22/2019
S1E2: Demystify Agile with Tom Sommerville In today’s episode, we invited Tom Somerville, the co-founder of AgileTo, one of the largest meet-up groups in Toronto, to join us to demystify agile. We talk about the tools and principles of this new way of working, as well as new roles and the organizational challenges that many enterprises encounter as they embark on an Agile transformation. While our focus is on the positive aspects of this kind of change, we also delve into common pitfalls that companies come up against on this journey.
info_outline S1E1: Scale AI with Pavel Abdur-Rahman from IBM 09/20/2019
S1E1: Scale AI with Pavel Abdur-Rahman from IBM On the topic of “how to transition from ad-hoc data science to scaled AI across the organization”, Pavel emphasizes on the value schedule alignment across digital leadership, internal governing body and the partnering ecosystem.